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Mrs. Augensen from Gary IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Picture This!

Help me give my students wonderful books that captivate and engage them in reading!

  • $522 goal

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My Students

My day is always exciting. Working with K through 6th graders in a small group setting is fun and challenging. Every group is so different, and it is so much fun getting to know them all!

During small group time, we are process-driven, motivated, and encouraging with ourselves and each other.

I lead the intervention team at my school and work with five other hardworking and enthusiastic interventionists!

We work with kids who struggle, developing learners, and students who are ready for a challenge in small groups. These students have so much potential. They excel in a small group environment. Small group is perfect for these students because they get the individual attention they need and that does not always occur in a class of 30 students. They have come so far. We work on specific standards and foundational skills that they might have missed to fill in the gaps and push students further!

My Project

My students are struggling readers. They often don't feel they're good at reading and therefore, don't engage in the subject. Since they have so many needs, I've really tried to figure out ways to engage and motivate them. I've found two ways that really help get my students engaged in learning.

My students need books that are high interest and gateways into reading like graphic novel and books that have characters that look like them.

The wonder and engagement that I've seem come from a high quality graphic novel is so powerful. After reading book 1 in the Amulet series, a student returned to my room at the end of the day, threw open the door and exclaimed, "Where is book 2?!" When I told him it was checked out he said, "You don't understand, this is the first time I've been excited about a book." Your support will help more students feel that feeling!

Mrs. Augensen
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 200 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amulet #1-8 Box Set • Amazon Business $67.30 2 $134.60
Captain Underpants 12 Books Set Collection (And the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers, Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers, The Adventures of Captain Underpants, attack of the talking toilets, etc) • Amazon Business $44.98 1 $44.98
Jason Reynolds's Track Series: Ghost; Patina; Sunny; Lu • Amazon Business $40.98 1 $40.98
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $28.95 1 $28.95
The Last Kids on Earth: The Monster Box • Amazon Business $26.65 1 $26.65
Dog Man: The Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-3 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $22.01 1 $22.01
Explorer (The Lost Islands #2) • Amazon Business $19.63 1 $19.63
Explorer: The Mystery Boxes • Amazon Business $16.46 1 $16.46
The Hidden Doors (Explorer) • Amazon Business $15.34 1 $15.34
Copper • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1) • Amazon Business $12.30 1 $12.30
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
Dog Man and Cat Kid: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #4) • Amazon Business $8.38 1 $8.38
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $6.70 1 $6.70
Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #6) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39

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